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Year of Release: 2004
Many Left Here
Senses Working Overtime
Lost Without You
Bob Ross On Drugs
Using Few Words
I Need To Know
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Once again, we review a band from The WSVNRadio Hall Of Fame,
Cafebar 401 explores the Alternative Rock vein, a Dutch band, promoted by
"I Need To Know" was the chosen song for the Volume 15 compilation,
as this song, likewise the entire album, brings fresh air to today's music.
"Full-Pro Disco" doesn't have the Disco sound thankfully, yet it's
a good rock song to start out the album, and a song easily fitting the Alternative
Rock formats. Medium-paced Pop is the next song, "Many Left Here Long Before."
"Senses Working Overtime" is another good Alternative rocker, with a harder edge.
"Something Worth Dying For" is another impressive song, comparing to the likes
of the early Foo Fighters. "Lost Without You" is a touching slow ballad-type,
yet kicks into the Alternative groove, easily being a radio favorite, as many songs
from this release. The same can be said for the next tune, "Troubles."
"Bob Ross On Drugs" grabs your attention as a very good Alternative
Rocker, as it can be another radio favorite on Alternative Rock stations. "2
AM" is also another good rocking song, "Today" and "Using Few Word"
slows down the pace, and in a good way, from the excitements of the previous two
Cafebar 401 is a very impressive band. There are many songs here that can
easily be radio favorites on Alternative Rock stations. Foo Fighters comes to
mind, maybe just a touch of Nirvana-grunge too. As CDBaby.com described them,
"Put away your Foo Fighters, they're a band you don't want to miss." And as
leader Tije Oortwijn says that if any of their songs aren't powerful, they throw
them away." Where most bands have a common sound, a breath of fresh air cools the
atmosphere after listening to this album. The self-titled Cafebar 401 is
an album NOT to throw away: Impressive, repeated listening, and a band hardly to
be overlooked. If you never heard this band, you'll be asking who are these guys,
and where can I hear more of them. Check out more on Cafebar401
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